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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm

Dolores Stewart

Memorialized Moments

capturing the soulful spirit of human nature

Join us this Black History Month to celebrate the work of Dolores Stewart a prodigious artist whose sculptures and paintings are inspired by moments from childhood, family and everyday life situations. Her sculptures in particular evoke the stories from her past as well as drawing inspiration from the present day.

In considering Dolores’ sculptures of her personal observations and memories, we find that they also record a true dramatization of the American culture. We can see this in pieces such as, My Son Had A Son, ( a man holding a baby) , Sixtieth Anniversary , (an elderly couple dancing – as related by Dolores, “holding each other up”) and Aunt Rose (the benevolent surrogate mother to many of the families’ children.

Stewart has created art throughout the decades that has been exhibited widely regionally. Her work is a part of significant collections including the Newark Museum, The Montclair Museum, and the Morris Museum. She is included in two books on women sculptors and has been a guest on several television shows, such as NJTV, The Steve Adubato show on channel 13 and NBC nightly news.

Aunt Rose

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Curated By

Nette Forné Thomas and Evelyn Graves

Sixtieth Anniversary

Opening Times

February 3rd - March 18th 2018
Artist Reception : Sunday February 4th, 2-5pm

Artist Talk and Catalogue Signing

Sunday, February 18th, 2pm

Join  Dolores Stewart will be signing catalogues and talking about her process and experiences as an artist.

photo credit : Evelyn Graves

Creating with African Fabrics with Lisa Shepard Stewart

Sunday, February 18th, 3pm

Lisa Shepard Stewart of Cultured Expressions will share her ideas for creative sewing and quilting with various African textiles, offering fabrics and specialty merchandise, plus current workshop offerings.

A sampling of the fabrics and speciality merchandise from Lisa's new Sewing & Quilting Studio in Rahway, NJ will be available for purchase.

Lisa Shepard Stewart of Cultured Expressions

My Son Had A Son